First Issue of Lit Mag – End of 83 – is Out!

cover_frontThe first issue of our literary magazine, End of 83, is out! Issue one features poetry, fiction, nonfiction, photography from Baltimore Writing Hour members as well as a host of Baltimore-area writers.

Read, buy, and view archives here.

Thank you to all our contributors and editors!


October Events: All Day Retreat, End of 83, and More Lit Mag Submissions


Some updates from the Baltimore Writing Hour for October 2014.

Join us for our next All Day Writing Retreat on Sunday, October 12, from 11AM – 5PM. Cost: $5. Bring food to share for the pot luck if you are feeling generous. As usual, there will be free tea and coffee, and ample street parking.

Please RVSP through our contact page.

Also, we are working hard to put together the first issue of End of 83 and are aiming to get it out in November.

Finally, here are two opportunities to submit to literary magazines that are currently seeking submissions:

1. Welter, the literary journal of the University of Baltimore:

The University of Baltimore’s student-run literary journal, Welter, is currently accepting submissions of creative writing or artwork for the 2014-2015 edition. Check out samples of the last few issues here: Once you have a sense for what our magazine is all about, please review our guidelines and consider submitting ( We will accept creative works from any genre and on the topic of your choice,  so let the creative bees buzz. Not a University of Baltimore student? No worries! We are accepting submissions from all walks of life.

2. Pilcrow and Dagger, a recently launched online literary magazine:

In January 2015 we will publish our premier issue of the Pilcrow & Dagger journal. We are inviting writers nationally to submit a short story, poem or essay to be published in the journal. The submission guidelines and themes are available on our website:

August All Day Writing Retreat

Join the Baltimore Writing Hour for our August All Day Writing Retreat. Bring your laptop, notebook, pen, and write with us for most of your Sunday morning and afternoon! You are guaranteed to be productive! Event details below:

– Date: Sunday, August 24 2014

– Time: 10am – 4pm

– Location: LitMore. 1702 South Road, Baltimore, MD 21209 (in Mt. Washington, NOT downtown Baltimore)

– Cost: $5

Donations of food to share are welcome. We recommend packing a breakfast/lunch and drinks with you. Free tea, coffee, and WiFi will be available as usual.

RVSP to or @writinghour on twitter

See you there!

July 2014 Recap, Upcoming Events

Hello All,

Last week we had our July 2014 All Day Writing Retreat. We had a pretty solid turnout of about 10 people who were able to stay for the day. A huge thank you once again to LitMore for being such a great host and providing us with free tea and coffee, and a quiet space. At the request of many and as the word continues to spread, we will make this a regular monthly feature and will host another one on Sunday, August 24. More details about time/date forthcoming, and cost will be $10. Email with any questions.

Meanwhile, we are continuing our Saturday Writing Hour as usual through the month of August. That’s every Saturday, from 11am until 3 pm, and the cost is $5.

Finally, this month is the last month to submit entries to our literary magazine, End of 83. Submissions are due by September 5. We are accepting submissions for poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art with a focus on writers from the Mid Atlantic region. We especially love entries related to Baltimore.

Feel free to share out literary magazine flier: endof83flier3

Happy submitting and good luck. Follow our blog to receive regular updates, or follow us on Twitter.

All Day Writing Retreat in Baltimore

The Writing Hour’s next All Day Writing Retreat will be on Sunday, July 27 from 10am to 5pm.

This is an event for those who want to unplug from the world for a day and get some serious work done on their projects. All writers are welcome.

This is also a potluck – bring snacks for you and, if you’d like, food to share with the group.

We ask that you commit to the full day. If you are unable to make it on this date, check back for updates on our next one, which is sure to be scheduled for the near future. And/or, drop by for one of our regular Saturday meetups at LitMore in Baltimore from 11-3pm.

This is both a writing session and critiquing session. You don’t have to share your work if you don’t want to, but be prepared to offer some insight into others’ work.

$10 for the use of space. Send us a direct message for more details and to be added to the mailing list. And spread the word to your fellow writers!